The Accidental Discovery of Caloric Testing

  Caloric testing has been a standard part of the test battery for dizziness and vertigo for more than fifty years. Although newer technology and techniques are gradually making us less dependent on the information produced by caloric testing, it still remains a commonly performed procedure. Here is a simple explanation of the test: the…

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FAQs: Caloric Testing, part 3

Editor’s Note:  While Alan Desmond is away, we are pleased to have Guest Blogger Don Worthington, PhD.  His blogs are compilations of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from his extensive experience in teaching about vestibular measurement issues. The bithermal caloric test was first described by Fitzgerald and Hallpike in 1942, and the current standard for…

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